Newborn baby rescued from car wreckage by three police officers minutes after she was born in the back seat
A family in Georgia was involved in a car accident just after a girl was born in the back seat of their car.
Chrys Yvette Jones of Tucker, northeast of Atlanta, was traveling with his 23-year-old daughter Crysten D’ve Graham and 14-month-old granddaughter, Tai Anderson.
The family traveled to the hospital during treacherous weather conditions earlier this month to have Graham give birth when the SUV started aquaplaning without warning and the grandmother driving drove out of control.
Cepeda Huff, an officer with the Lilburn Police Department in Georgia, is holding the newborn Cea
Crysten D’ve Graham, pictured right, sat in the backseat of Chevy Tahoe, driven by her mother when the crash happened. Baby Cea, seen on the left. Her 14-month-old Tai is also seen
Baby Cea was found under the back seat. She was just born at 3lb 9oz
The group was less than a mile from their 12-mile journey from their home to Gwinnett Medical Center when the crash occurred.
The vehicle, a Chevy Tahoe SUV, hit a power pole before spinning and hitting a brick wall.
Just before the accident, Graham had delivered her newborn daughter to the back seat of the car.
“My daughter said,” I think it’s coming, “said Jones. “She remembered her breathing techniques because she had her other baby last year and she could do it herself.”
After the crash, the baby, later named Cea, could not be found after being thrown around during the collision.
Three police officers who happened to pass the scene of the accident found her soon after she saw her umbilical cord sticking out.
“We thought the baby might have gone out the window because there was so much debris in the back,” said Agent Bride.
“Our concern was whether the baby was thrown in the back seat or thrown through the window.”
Incredibly, despite the wreckage, none of the family was injured in the crash and credited the work of three police officers who quickly came to the family’s rescue without having to call emergency services.
“They were angels,” said Jones WSB-TV. “We didn’t call the emergency center. Somehow they were just there and moving so fast. They have a special place in our hearts. ‘
Officers Daniel Bride, left and Cepeda Huff happened to pass the crash site
“We went looking for the baby and then the police suddenly arrived,” Graham recalled.
Lilburn Police officers Daniel Bride and Cepeda Huf quickly searched the wreckage and found the baby in the backseat relatively unscathed as they carefully removed her.
“She just had a small scratch on her nose, but it’s gone,” said Jones.
Officer Huff rocked the child in his arms and took her to an ambulance. Then he went to the panicked mother and grandmother to bring them the good news.
“We have your baby,” said Bride. ‘It looks good. She breathes and moves well. ‘
“Thank you Jesus!” Jones said. ‘She lives!’
The family was taken to the hospital, and shortly after, Jones and little Tai were released, while Graham and her newborn daughter were finally allowed to leave the hospital last Wednesday. She was born weighing 3lb 9oz.
Huff found the newborn just after her mother gave birth to her and lost her amid the chaos of a car accident
Krystal Jones, Graham’s mother, was driving while her daughter was in the backseat during childbirth
Graham told the officers that they couldn’t find the newborn after her daughter had just given birth
Agent Huff finally found the baby after Bride noticed a piece of the umbilical cord
Young Cea, who weighed 3 pounds 9oz, was released from hospital last Wednesday
Since returning home, the family has been unable to receive a visit due to the coronavirus lock in Georgia, but many friends and family have sent encouraging messages, grateful for the family’s continued existence.
The family says it is the police officers who found the baby in the chaotic moments after the accident and deserve the most praise.
“When I went to the batter and saw the car, it made no sense that we could all make it,” she said. “Those agents really did their best. We can’t wait to personally thank and bless them. ‘
Mother Crysten D Have Graham is now out of the hospital with her baby and is doing well